2019: Prevent APC, INEC From Rigging Elections – PDP
The PDP has appealed to foreign nations to prevent the APC and INEC from rigging the 2019 general elections.
The party also alleged that there were plans by the ruling party and the electoral body to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made his party’s position known in Abuja on Tuesday when the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Bernhard Schlagheck, paid a courtesy visit to the PDP.
Secondus said instead of the APC-led administration to fulfill its 2015 campaign promises, it has plunged Nigeria into “series of crises.”
“In July, the Ekiti State governorship election will be the first test for this administration. We know that the APC and INEC have perfected plans to rig the election.
“It is your duty and that of other foreign nations to make sure that both the APC and INEC give us free, fair and credible elections. We are not asking to be favoured. All what we ask for is a level playing field and free atmosphere for the electorate to make their choices.”
“When citizens are deprived of their right to vote; that will generate crisis that might be difficult to control.
“Nigeria is an important country on the continent of Africa. The best we can give to our people is election that will be transparent; election that will be credible, election that all, both local and international observers, will welcome.
“We urge the governing APC that the best they can give this country is one man, one vote. We did that during the campaign in 2015, but they are not assuring us of this, which means that there is a great fear in the land that the election is not going to be free and fair despite all the promises made by INEC.”
The ambassador said he and members of his team would send their findings to Germany, calling on federal authorities to ensure free and fair elections.